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Latinos in Sports

Gasol, Hibbert Lead Grizzlies to Win Over Pacers

Gasol, Hibbert Lead Grizzlies to Win Over Pacers

The value of the NBA's tall men once again was clearly demonstrated on the court with Spanish center Marc Gasol and Jamaican Roy Hibbert - playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers, respectively - stepping up on the weekend to give their teams 2-1 advantages in the semifinals. continue reading »

America Heads to Mexican Soccer League’s Semifinals

America Heads to Mexican Soccer League’s Semifinals

With a last-minute goal by Ecuadorian Christian Benitez, his second of the match, America snagged a 2-1 victory over Pumas UNAM in the quarterfinals of the Mexican Clausura soccer tournament and qualified for the semifinals. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Defends Spanish League Title

FC Barcelona Defends Spanish League Title

Barcelona won the Spanish League soccer title, benefitting from Real Madrid's stumble at Cornella-El Prat, where it had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Espanyol. continue reading »

Nadal Heads to Madrid Finals Against Wawrinka

Nadal Heads to Madrid Finals Against Wawrinka

Spain's Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-0, 6-4 victory Saturday over countryman Pablo Andujar at the Mutua Madrid Open and will take on Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the final. continue reading »

Luxury Watch Designed by Messi Raises $85,000 At Charity Auction

Luxury Watch Designed by Messi Raises $85,000 At Charity Auction

An exclusive Audemars Piguet watch designed with the assistance of soccer star Leo Messi was knocked down at auction Saturday for 65,500 euros ($85,000), all of which will go to the foundation created by the soccer star to aid underprivileged children in Argentina, Mexico and Spain. continue reading »

Biopic on Brazilian Soccer Great Pelé in Preproduction

Biopic on Brazilian Soccer Great Pelé in Preproduction

Preproduction for a biopic based on the life of Brazilian soccer icon Pelé, born Edison Arantes do Nascimento, is underway after Imagine Entertainment and Seine Pictures licensed his life rights. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Gets the Hollywood Treatment: Movie in the Works

Lionel Messi Gets the Hollywood Treatment: Movie in the Works

Epic Pictures Group is preparing a film about the life of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi that is set to debut at theaters coinciding with the start of the 2014 World Cup, the digital edition of Variety reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Advances to 3rd Round of Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal Advances to 3rd Round of Madrid Masters

Spain's Rafael Nadal successfully kicked off his bid for a 40th career clay-court title, advancing to the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open with a 6-3, 6-4 victory Wednesday over Benoit Paire. continue reading »

UPDATE: Utah Soccer Ref Attacked by Player Dies

UPDATE: Utah Soccer Ref Attacked by Player Dies

One week after being punched in the head by an angry soccer player, Utah referee Ricardo Portillo died in the hospital with his family by his side. On Saturday, April 27, Ricardo Portillo, continue reading »

Real Madrid President Pleads for Unity Amongst Coaches, Players

Real Madrid President Pleads for Unity Amongst Coaches, Players

The president of Real Madrid soccer club appealed for unity Monday amid public squabbling between players and the coaching staff. Florentino Perez took the opportunity of a previously scheduled event at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium to send a message to manager Jose Mourinho, his assistants and the players. continue reading »